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Forget About Cheerleaders, Dadi Knows The Art Of Cheering!

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India qualified for the seventh time for the World Cup semi-finals. Rohit Sharma’s onslaught and Bumrah’s and Pandya’s efforts in bowling was good enough to tame the Bangla Tigers. This victory was a reward to the passionate fans present in the crowd. However, there was one fan who became an instant favourite among the players and the fans. The 87-year-old Charulata Patel was noticed cheering every run scored and the wicket took by India yesterday.

Dadi Cheering for India

Mrs Patel, who emigrated to England in 1975, is a big fan of the Indian Cricket Team. She said because of her working schedule, she had to content herself by watching a match on a TV set, however, after her retirement, she has not missed a chance to witness a live game in a stadium, especially when India is playing.

Indian Dadi Cheers

Gracious cameraman kept bringing the notable fan, who was seen celebrating by blowing a trumpet, to TV screens every now and then even as commentators shared their amazement over her passion and zest.

Virat Kohli hugs Dadi

After the match, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli went over to see the special fan and seek her blessings for the next phase of the World Cup.

Virat Kohli even shared the image on his Instagram account and wrote, “Also would like to thank all our fans for all the love & support & especially Charulata Patel ji. She’s 87 and probably one of the most passionate & dedicated fans I’ve ever seen. Age is just a number, the passion takes you leaps & bounds. With her blessings, on to the next one. 🙏🏼😇.”

From Virat Kohli to Harsha Bhogle, everyone was bowled over by her enthusiasm and Mahindra Group’s chairman, Anand Mahindra seems to be another addition to that list.

Anand Mahindra was quite happy about the fact the there was this old lady who was passionately cheering for Team India. He even tweeted about the same and when one of his followers asked him to sponsor this special fan. He replied, “Find out who she is & I promise I will reimburse her ticket costs for the rest of the India matches!”

Class gesture by a good man!

It is all about passion.

Indeed! It is heartwarming.

He proved it, he is a different player off the field.

Well said!


Absolutely, this is beautiful.

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